The most challenging thing about events is to me to make people feel welcome, safe, feel they can be themselves and not feel left out as the event go on. Even at the most connected events, there are always a little more we can do create community and belonging and especially when dance or sexuality is involved so many emotions come up to the surface.
However, there are things that can be done that makes a big difference. I hold opening ceremonies where people are invited to reflect upon their intentions and expectations and we welcome all emotions that might come up during the event. We talk about emotional support and we praise vulnerability. When I’m the safe space facilitator of an event I find the right words to say at the right time and help people take care of the emotions that come up. Together we create an accepting environment. I’m here to make your event more loving, supportive and connected.